Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2017 REGION X CONFERENCE

ANNOUNCEMENT

CONFERENCE POINT OF CONTACT:
William "Bill" Shackelford
Regional Vice President
Region X
The 2017 Region X Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10 thru Thursday, October 12, 2017. Travel days are Monday, October 9 and Friday, October 13. The theme for the Conference is NARFE – Vision For The Future And You
While the agenda is still being finalized, the new NARFE Executive Director Barbara Sido has agreed to attend and hold a Meet and Greet – Getting To Know Barb session for all attendees. In addition, the plans are to have a Q & A Forum Discussion to include NARFE Federal Benefits Service Director David Snell, as well as representatives from both the Office of Personnel Management and the Social Security Administration.
The Conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 65 Priority Drive (I-81 Exit 12) in Martinsburg, West Virginia. (Use 14328 Apple Harvest Drive; Martinsburg West Virginia for your GPS). Hotel is .7 miles from exit ramp. To make your reservation by telephone, you can call the hotel at (304) 263-0101 and mention that you are with the NARFE Region X Conference.
If you wish to make your reservations online, you can use the following link to make your reservations.
After opening this link, at the top of the page put in your reservation dates. Below the dates you will see “Best Price Guarantee / More Options”.
Click on “More Options” and to the right will appear “Add Special Rate Codes”.
Click on “Add Special Rate Codes” and enter “NARFE” as the Group Code.
Click on "Check Room & Rates"
With its excellent Martinsburg, West Virginia location and easy highway access, the Hilton Garden Inn provides many exciting shopping, dining and service options within walking distance. Enjoy exhilarating outdoor recreation including geocaching, hiking, white water rafting and zip-lines. Visit local attractions such as Summit Point Motor Sports Park, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and Peacemaker National Training Center, home of the NRA World Shooting Championship.
In addition, the Hilton Garden Inn is a non-smoking hotel and offers a business center, free Wi-Fi, full service Garden Grill and Bar where Classic American fare is served between 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Other fantastic hotel facilities include an indoor heated pool, fitness center and outdoor patio with fire pit and seating. A hot cooked-to-order breakfast is available every morning of your stay. All rooms provide many conveniences of home: refrigerators, microwaves, Keurig (K–Cup) coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards.
Room rate for the four nights associated with the conference is $114.00 plus applicable taxes. This period begins on Monday October 9 and continues through 11:00 AM (CHECK-OUT) on Friday October 13. Room rates may increase slightly after 11:00 AM (CHECK-OUT) on Friday.
Conference Registration Form can be found on the Region X website at www.narferx.org. as well as the websites for all of Region X Federation websites.
Deadline – September 1, 2017.
As necessary, conference updates will also be posted on these websites.
Make checks payable to: William Shackelford / 2017 Region X Conference
MAIL TO:     William Shackelford
14429 Round Lick Lane
Centreville, Virginia 20120-1680
Hotel reservations must be made prior to September 1, 2017 in order to guarantee the conference room rate.

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